This is an addendum to A View from the American Guild of Judaic Art’s Mentor Program, Flora Rosefsky’s post about mentoring in the American Guild of Judaic Art program. For background, the American Guild of Judaic Art’s started a Judaic Visual Arts On-Line Mentoring Program. The program is open to students in grades 7-12. Flora Rosefsky spoke about mentoring Adam. Flora provided an update about what Adam did as part of his mentor-ship:
Addendum to A View from the American Guild of Judaic Art’s Mentor Program
In November Adam attached to me photos of an assignment. They were illustrations of modern day “Purim Heroes”, where Adam used Captain America comic strip illustration adding Jewish symbols, like a contemporary hero. He had told me that Purim was his favorite Jewish holiday, because of being able to dress up in costumes, so I said, why not design a “Purim costume” for a hero.
In all a fun project with nice results. I find the topic of superheros is a useful one. My kids like heros as well and it gives us an opportunity to talk about everyday heros. We are able to talk about the fact that it is not necessary to swing from a web to help people in need. You do not need to have super powers to find a way to “save” someone else. We can all strive to be heros in our own way.
Images Courtesy A. Harris Copyright A. Harris.